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Alyson Eather


Throughout her tenure at DLA Piper, Alyson has played a pivotal role in guiding significant infrastructure projects. She brings a nuanced understanding of contract risks to her advice, and has a track record for safeguarding the integrity and success of large scale projects and transactions.

Alyson’s skill in simplifying the complex and translating intricate detail into an understandable form is greatly appreciated by her clients, who view her as an essential part of their team rather than an external consultant.

Clients come to Alyson on complex projects involving procurement, construction, EPC and related project delivery contracts and is known for her ability to balance the interfaces between commercial, technical and legal teams. Alyson is highly skilled in contractual market risk allocation and risk mitigation strategies.

Notably, Alyson is at the helm of an all-female team, placing a strong emphasis on the values of teamwork, inclusivity, and the recognition of diverse perspectives.

With Alyson as your ally, you not only gain the expertise of a skilled lawyer but a dedicated partner fully committed to your success.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales



  • Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd
  • Societe d'Exploitation de Kipoi SPRL
  • API Management Pty Ltd
  • Tiger Resources Limited
  • WA Housing Authority
  • Newcastle Ports Corporation
  • University of New England
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc

Key experience

  • Advising Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd on all aspects of project delivery covering procurement, legal contract risk and project deliver strategy risk in relation to the design, construct and operation of a deep water port and railway at Oakajee
  • Advising Societe d'Exploitation de'Kipoi in relation to its Kipoi Copper Project Stage II in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its EPC contracts for its SXEW plant, agglomerator and heap leach conveyor system, power solution, accommodation infrastructure and services contracts for the engagement of engineering services
  • Advising the Department of Housing (WA) in relation to several of its housing projects around Perth
  • Advising developer in relation to mixed use development of FESA site in Perth
  • Advising several mining company client in relation to the design, construction and operation of accommodation villages throughout Western Australia
  • Advising POSCO E&C in relation to the EPC contract on a gas-fired combined cycle power station in Namibia
  • Bachelor of Business (Management), University of Technology, Sydney, 2004
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, 2004

Insight Overview

Alyson has written numerous papers and articles in relation to the procurement, construction and project delivery issues. She was a regular contributor the NSW Law Society Journal and continues to write for other industry publications including Procurement Professional.

Alyson is regularly asked to present at industry events including the Institute of Public Administration Australia, The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia and other relevant legal industry conferences.

Prior Experience

In addition to her experience in this sector, she has worked on secondment with Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd, as well as with Colliers International as Acting General Manager - Legal and BOC Ltd. She also undertook a long-term secondment as a tendering and contracts professional with the Sydney Catchment Authority.


Alyson has delivered many training sessions on contract administration and commercial issues during the contract period for clients and other organisations.